Reconstructed Limes watchtower, between Bad Nauheim and Pfaffenwiesbach, Germany.

A castellum[1] in ancient Latin is usually either:

It is the source of the English word "castle".

Ruins of the castellum divisorium in Nîmes, France, which distributed water from an aqueduct to individual water pipes.


  1. Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary
  2. C. Julius Caesar, Gallic War; 2,30

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